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Ebola patient praises hospital team

Corporal Anna Cross speaks during a press conference at London's Royal Free Hospital where she has been discharged after being successfully treated for Ebola

An Army Reservist who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone has been discharged from a London hospital after becoming the first patient in the world to be treated with an experimental drug.


'Defensive' NHS watchdog slammed

The NHS ombudsman's apparent reluctance to admit mistakes was raised in the report

The NHS ombudsman has been "defensive" and caused "pain" by its reluctance to admit mistakes when investigating patients' complaints, an MPs' report has found.


Pair died 'in bid to swim ashore'

The pair died just off Harwich, Essex

Two illegal immigrants plunged to their deaths after desperately jumping from a ship in an attempt to swim to shore after a failed attempt to smuggle themselves in to the UK, an inquest has heard.


MPs want benefit sanctions review

A report has raised concerns about the approach to benefits being taken in some jobcentres

The new government should launch a review of benefit sanctions after complaints that money is being withheld from people with little or no other income, according to MPs.


Blood test hope on prostate cancer

A blood test is expected to help patients switch to more effective prostate cancer treatments earlier than is currently possible

A test that detects prostate cancer cells in the bloodstream could improve the treatment of men with advanced disease and speed up development of new therapies, experts have said.


Compensation pledge over Iraq death

Michael Fallon said the Government is prepared to pay compensation to the family of an Iraqi man who died after UK soldiers used "excessive force"

The British Government will pay compensation to the family of an Iraqi civilian who died after soldiers used "excessive force" in restraining and searching him and his vehicle, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced.


Honours for Hillsborough parents

Hillsborough campaigners Margaret Aspinall, from Liverpool, and Trevor Hicks, from Settle, after being made CBEs by the Queen at Buckingham Palace (PA)

A grieving mother and father who fought for more than a quarter of a century for justice for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster have collected CBEs from the Queen.